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OCT Imaging

Using the Cirrus HD OCT, We Can Diagnose and Control Retinal Problems Before Any Avoidable Damage is Done

Cirrus HD OCT Provides Insight Into Your Eyes in Ways Not Otherwise Possible

OCT imaging is non-invasive and is totally non-contact. The equipment does not touch your eye in order to take its measurements. Instead, it uses light waves to create a cross-section of your anterior sections of your retina, cornea, iris, and optic nerve. The detail it provides is astounding, measuring as small as 4 microns (0.004mm).

What is OCT Imaging and How Does it Work?

Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced imaging technique that allows our Optometrists to see extremely detailed cross sections of the part of the eye they are measuring.

They work by using infrared light – which is safe for your eyes and causes no damage – to scan the area the Optometrist is looking at. The scan measures the thickness of the retina and its individual layers.

What Eye Diseases Does OCT Imaging Scan For?

OCT imaging is an effective tool for the detection and monitoring of:

  • Glaucoma
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Numerous optic nerve disorders
What Should I Expect During an OCT Scan?

The test itself is painless and only takes a few minutes. In some cases we may need to dilate your pupil using eye drops in order to increase the visible area.

You will be comfortably seated in front of the Cirrus HD OCT, with your head resting on the head rest (this ensures limited motion during the scan). The equipment will do the rest, taking around 10 minutes to complete the scan.

What Happens After the Scan?

The information provided by the OCT scan will directly inform your treatment plan. Once a proper diagnosis is made, we will then outline what the appropriate next steps are.

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NTOC Testimonials

  • Since 2004, Dr. Peacock and Dr. Amarnath of NTOC have very capably managed my eye care needs in conjunction with my Ophthalmologist. As a regular patient at their clinic, I can attest to their competence and to their hightech equipment. The NTOC Optometrists have an excellent working relationship with the two Ophthalmologists who have privileges at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. This is so important to their patients who are determined to require the next level of eye care. Their staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. NTOC is a great place to entrust your eyes.

    J.J. Paul Whiteside, CMA, FCMA, Alliston

  • Dr. Amarnath and Dr. Peacock have been more than accommodating under both our planned and emergency situations. NTOC always provides flexible options and they are always happy to see us. Each visit is a very positive experience. The services and products they provide are comprehensive, but not high-pressured, and they provide service and guarantees that are much higher than industry standards. We totally enjoy and appreciate being their patients and recommend NTOC without reservation.

    Maryann & Gordon Foy, Alliston

  • When I experienced a serious eye condition in 2006, I was very impressed with the knowledge, expertise, and quick response by Dr. Amarnath and his team at NTOC. I was referred to an eye specialist the very same day, and my follow-up care was thorough and efficient, even to this day. This team works with absolute professionalism, and I would highly recommend them to my family and friends.

    Gregg Fullarton, Cookstown

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Peacock since 2002, and find him to be very competent and thorough. Dr.Peacock genuinely listens to any concerns I have about my eyes, and takes the time to enquire with interest about my family. His team is always pleasant, polite and helpful, making me feel very comfortable when I visit the clinic.

    Patricia Murphy, New Tecumseth

  • I was very impressed with my first visit. From the moment I walked in, the staff was more than friendly and she did her best to explain procedures and tests that would be done today. I am a very nervous eye patient and Dr. Peacock did everything to ease my tensions and explain all procedures. When choosing my glasses, I felt very confident in her suggestions and was very pleased with the time taken to ensure the correct choice and fit. All in all, I am thrilled with my choice of optometrist office. And, I look forward to my next visit. Something I have never experienced before. Thank you.

    Merry Clayton, New Tecumseth